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Mar 1, 2014 11:00pm PST
a full blown international affair, the russian parliament sent troops into ukraine less than 600 miles from where the olympics were just held. the situation in ukraine is called extraordinary with russian lives in threat. the active president has armed forces on alert. many are hoping to cut ties with ukraine. the un secretary general says he earned them. >> it is crucial to have cool heads must prevail. and we must end this crisis. >> earlier today president barack obama spoke with president putin for 90 minutes warning him if he continues to violate international law there will be criminal and economic fall out. >>> we have reaction from protester who's gather outside the russian consul at in san francisco. >> protefltsters who oppose the russian military intervention gathered around to sing international songs to show support for their friends on the other side of the globe. >> if you ride the history of ukraine for ten minutes you would understand the pain of all these people. ukraine has never attacked anyone. >> while some are welcoming russia's presence, many are watching in dis
Mar 3, 2014 8:00am PST
's commitment to respect the independence and sovereignty, and borders of ukraine and of international laws. >> the obama administration is still debating on how to respond to the russian troop movement. in an initial step, the united states and others g-7 nations said there are suspending preparations for this year's g8 summit in russia due to take place in sochi in june. john kerry said the u.s. is considering placing sanctions on russia and kicking russia out of the g-8. ukraine's envoy to the united nations said kiev they ask for international military support of russia's military actions expands. to talk more about the crisis in ukraine, we're joined by two guests. timothy snyder is back with us, professor of history at yell university. author of, "bloodlands: europe between hitler and stalin." piece for "the new york review propanda." austria.ning us from joining us from washington, d.c. its rate mcgovern, former senior cia analyst. his later duties included preparing the president's daily brief and chairing national intelligence. he is now on the steering a veteran -- steering group
Feb 28, 2014 5:00pm EST
of an international effort to support the success of the united ukraine going for, which is not only in the interest of people of the ukraine, but also in russia's interest. we're now deeply concerned about reports of military movements taken by the russian federation inside of ukraine. russia has a historic relationship with ukraine, including cultural and economic ties. any violation of ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity would be deeply destabilizing, which is not in the interest of ukraine, russia, or europe. it would represent a profound interference in matters that must be determined by the ukrainian people. it would be a clear violation of russia's commitment to respect the independence, sovereignty, and borders of ukraine. and of international laws. just days after the world came to russia for the look at games, it would invite the condemnation of nations around the world. indeed, the united states will stand with the international community in affirming there will be costs for being military intervention to ukraine. haveast several months reminded us how democracy can be difficu
Mar 5, 2014 1:00am EST
in ukraine and how does it match the international agreements? military -- are the military exercises that just took place related to the use of military force? i would like to ask about crimea. are they still a threat to russian citizens ? it is -- is a developing for the better or for the worse? >reuters. if you make a decision to bring such asorces -- economic and global security or a wider isolation of russia, which the russian -- western politicians have been voicing. >> please do not hurry. do not rush it. on the decision -- did you whatt as your response -- were the consequences for the economics? what kind of emergency measures are required? also do you believe the central bank decisions -- perhaps you need to cancel that decision or suspended? >> i will start replying to these questions. i will reply in as detail as possible. what is my assessment of what happened in the ukraine and key have -- kiev? inassessment is it unconstitutional overthrow and arms seizure of power. seizure of power. no one has challenge that. for me, there is a big question. colleagues cany reply to it
Mar 2, 2014 11:08pm PST
>>> we are closely following the crisis in ukraine. the international community weighing its options as u.s. stebt john kerry decides to visit the country this week. tonight we're hearing from a man from san jose who's just come back from the region. >>> and a girl killed on the tracks in east bay. what we know about the collision that has a family grieving. >>> how many people can get stoned and still have a great nation. >> and governor brown not mincing words. we'll show you how this interview has a lot of people talking. >>> nbc bay area news starts now. >>> good evening. i'm diane dwyedwyer. >> russian troops seized control of the cry men peninsula. >> reporter: russian soldiers on the march in ukraine. this unit is taking up positions outside a ukrainen base. the times and loyalties have changed. the russians have come prepared for a fiechlt behind the gate, the troops are dressed for combat but look bewildered. and no wonder. their homeland has been invaded. their homeland, crimea taken over. they've been ordered to lay down their weapons or there'd be trouble. minutes
Mar 3, 2014 6:00am EST
intervening in ukraine internal politics where they were trying to execute an agreement with the eu. ultimately this invasion by russia. the president, and secretary kerry, have to shift their view to understand this is a different russia than they perceived. their view has been as secure russia is a secure europe, but the more secure russia feels, the more adventurous they become. the secretary needs to begin to recognize this is not an east-west issue. >> bring as breaking news to help us in the conversation. >> the ukraine prime minister says russian forces are now only in crimea. also seeks clarity for what they want and says the troops will not invade east ukraine. headlines from the ukrainian prime minister. to what extent is there discussion on moving american warship to the region if it comes to that? there needs to be a broader discussion then where do we move asset? takeed to make sure we actions that strengthen the allies. a number of allies are very nervous right now. obviously concerns as they look to their issues with russia. certainly as this comes on the need to have
Mar 4, 2014 8:00am PST
to ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity, according to international law. we condemn the russian federation's act of aggression, and we have throughout this moment evidence of a great transformation taking place, and in that transformation, we will stand with the people of ukraine. today, ukrainians are demanding a government with the consent of the people, and i have to say, that we all greatly admire the restraint that the transitional government has shown, as it makes this transition. they have shown restraint, despite an invasion of ukrainian homeland and the russian government that has chosen aggression and intimidation as a first resort. the contrast really could not be clearer, determined ukrainians demonstrating strength through unity and the russian government out of excuses, hiding its hand behind falsehoods, intimidation, and provocations, in the hearts of ukrainians and the eyes of the world, there is nothing strong about what russia is doing, so it's time to set the record straight, the russian government would have you believe it was the opposition who failed to imp
Mar 4, 2014 12:00pm EST
. >>> international pressure is mounting for russia to withdraw its troops from ukraine. but as chris boswell reports from the white house, a defiant vladimir putin is not backing down. >> reporter: russian soldiers fired warning shots and stood face to face with ukraine soldiers. they were demanding the russians vacate the area. the tense standoff occurred just before secretary of state john kerry arrived in kiev to show support for ukraine's government. >> the united states reaffirms our commit to ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. according to international law. we condemn the russian federation's act of aggression. >> reporter: russia is under pressure to pull thousands of troops from southern ukraine, a region with many ethnic russians and considerable strategic advantages for russia's military. in his first extended comments since russian troops seized crimea, president vladimir putin called the recent uprising an unconstitutional ciewp and said moscow -- coup and said moscow reserves the right to protect ukraine [ inaudible ] it will offer advisories to help with new elections. p
Feb 27, 2014 7:00pm PST
forth. since the ukraine international union to form a couple months now and why. in a conference in scotland with my doubt. what's with all the regions center service of ukraine to make it really representing the country to which the stage his own fortune was split into agreeing with you on our facebook page is only known why is it that when ukrainians take over government institutions and kevin other places. you call them freedom fighters the one that happens in crimea. they become pro russian gunman for me to go around organizing your thoughts on that there's a huge difference to the violence was used against people weigh in kyiv and air the sun off of a fool for now there's no violence used in creamy yet. and they will be no schism creamy and these tulips were protesting the streets and gains the menu of torah to self off of concrete so it is a huge difference. first and what we heard just a couple of minutes to go on and i y c i i see that as russia's official position so pressure which to stop cleaning creamy a car thief the twenty first february and agreement he's so weak
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Mar 1, 2014 5:00am EST
, sovereignty and borders of ukraine and international laws. >> we have an agreement with ukraine, on the presence of the russian black sea fleet or the basis in sevastapol, and we are acting within the framework of that agreement. >> more of our correspondents are standing by to bring the latest from the capitals at the heard of the ukrainian crisis. tim friend is in kiev. but first fred weir in moscow. is it clear whether or not rub ha has a plan for crimea. >> no, i expect the creme line can play a long game and not do anything precip to us and allow crimia to allow infenced. i think vladimir putin's plan is to keep yimia on the table as a bargaining chip to the coming reckoning of new authorities in kiev about their geopolitical position and so on. you can expect blockading the airport, designed to protect kiev from sending in reinforcements or any of those maydan type protesters coming in, stirring things up. they have clearly strengthened the grip over the political apparatus. they may ramp up the forces there in sevastapol, and one thing you can expect is russia to send in
Mar 1, 2014 11:00am PST
of the ukraine. >> unfortunately, under international law, the russians don't have that right, it is a violation of international law and everybody knows it. we have been talking since monday when all of this started with all of the officials and interlo interlockutores who tried to make this deal to try to resolve the crisis what happened last weekend and they told us it is this 1994 law that spells it out in black and white enshrined by the united nations, the effort torl integrity must be respected. russia signed it along with the united states. and i know you've been discussing this a lot over the last 24 to 48 hours, and this is because the -- in return, they were guaranteed these protections. at the same time, the rights and the protect shung of the ethnic russians need to be protected and presumably, russia's long-term having this black sea fleet also needs to be respected. all of that has to happen by diplomacy and not by military action. if russia moves in, this is going to be a multi-year problem to get them out again. and it puts russia then outside the realm of international law. and
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Mar 3, 2014 4:00pm EST
time on the international story. why does the u.s. impair the ongoing crisis in ukraine and particularly in crimea? >> that is threshold question, no question about it. that is the first question when the president ultimately faces the press on this that he will get from the press corps. a destabilized ukraine means a destabilized europe and all kinds of problems for the united states. the president also says today, when congress does return, they're out today on a snow day, he wants them to take up sanctions in coordination with the european union, against russia in retaliation for this. harry reid, the democratic leader says we can't wait, we have to go it alone. only 2% of the trade is done with russia. this affects europeans much more than it does the united states, in a much more direct fangs. any unilateral sanctions from united states wouldn't have the bite unless the europeans are going along with that. there's a considerable amount of consultation going on between the united states and its allies, tony. >> thank you, mike viqueria. >>> series of standoffs betwee
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Feb 28, 2014 2:00pm EST
believe it could be a grave mistake to intervene in any way. >> the crisis in ukraine is an international war of words and warning of further exka lags. >> viktor yanukovich held the press conference in a southern russian city and that is significant because it connections to russia and ukraine and saying he felt he needed to come and seek rev refugee in russia because he had threats for his life. he took time out to blame the west for the situation that the ukraine is in. >> fully place responsibility upon those who brought our country to this crisis and i would say to this cast disaster. they are to blame for that and those who now in power and those of who today command them in my dawn, invisible, visible, behind the scenes and the west, the united states of america, who patrons. >> that echoes what we have been hearing in russia. we have heard the foreign ministry and kremlin saying that the crisis is sponsored by the west. that is condemnation in russia about what is happening in ukraine. there are deep concerns. russia assist militaryized along the border and thinking that is a lot
Mar 4, 2014 12:00pm PST
about 35 points. >>> dip homesy and defiance in ukraine today as international pressure grows for russia to withdraw its troops. secretary of state john kerry arrived this morning to support ukraine's new government. the administration is also promising a $1 billion aid package. but the defiance from the kremlin has not eased. craig boswell on vladimir putin's latest challenge. >> reporter: russian soldiers fired warning shots. then stood face-to-face with unarmed ukrainian troops at an airfield in crimea. they were demanding the russians vacate the air base. to show u.s. support for ukraine's new government. >> the united states reaffirms our commitment to ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. according to international law, we condemn the russian federation's act of aggression. >> reporter: russia is under pressure to pull thousands of troops from southern ukraine. a region with many ethnic russians and considerable strategic advantages for russia's military. [ speaking foreign language ] in his first extended comments since russian troops seized crimea. president vladimir p
Mar 2, 2014 5:30am PST
should directly engage the government of ukraine second international monitors and observers including from the un and osce should be sent to ukraine. that's the best way to get the facts monitor content and to prevent any abuses the power to get out of the situation i repeat. as mr vincent said quite the correctly we need that cooler heads to prevail and we have to get back to the political and constitutional path we need to go back to the agreement of the twenty fifth if everett and to establish a national unity government. we might note that the cross for us. the strategy insects and is time to act. hardy has re defined the role of the governed. trying new ways we are. and no doubt collapse is it not and will lead to the desert me. what is the state of the nation and what kind of diplomacy told to proceed. point a cctv needs covers two sessions from now. he's a serious and be stationed at the annual pc as cp pcc meeting. as to navigate it all will legislate the devices will discuss china's growth and deflate allocation of the china threat. it will deliberate issues of both economic
Mar 4, 2014 6:30pm EST
. within o one side, europe. on the other, driven by vladimir putin. and in the middle, ukraine, crimea, and an international tug-of-war. martha raddatz is traveling with the secretary of state. and she is standing by. and abc's chief foreign correspondent, terry moran, is on the story tonight. starting us off with the latest on that crisis in ukraine. >> reporter: at belbek air base here this morning, ukrainian troops, unarmed, marched toward the russian guns. and as they marched, they sang their national anthem. [ singing ] confronting the russians who had seized control of their base, forward under the ukrainian flag they came. the russians yelled, then fired. warning shots. but the first shots fired here. negotiations and the ukrainians withdrew, heads held high. it was a die of high tension. russia testing an icbm. a scheduled launch. but still, a statement. >> mr. kerry, welcome to ukraine. >> thank you. >> reporter: in kiev, the ukrainian capital 500 miles away, secretary of state kerry walked the streets where scores of ukrainians died in protests last month, then praised their
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Mar 2, 2014 3:00am EST
.e. will be meeting. james bays al jazerra the united nations. >>> much of the international focus ukraine has been sent ore crimea. by there are signs of unrest in other parts of the country. thousands of pro russian protesters gathered in the eastern city of kharkiv on saturday. they di denounced the new government in kiev and called for reunification with russia. and there have been more pro russian protests in other parts of eastern and southern ukraine. the self proclaimed governor asked russia to set up a local consolate and give people russian passports. the protesters put up russian flags on city buildings. >>> an associate prefess or at kiev academy, he says that russia's pred vladimir putin is getting involved in ukraine's politics to send a message to his own country. >> i see this as being an issue that that putin wants to show that revolutions do not lead to anything good, because he's very afraid i've domino effect. he's very afraid of the fact that the ukrainian revolution will end up turning in to a new russian revolution and that will topple him. so he needs to show that revolution
Mar 5, 2014 11:00am PST
in principal to deploy international observers to ukraine. the idea is to ease concerns after president putin indicated he was worried about those in ukraine. an excuse very few in washington are buying. >> we don't accept anything that president putin said as fact about why they had to protect the so-called ethnic minority in crimea. the other reasons that the russians have laid out as to why they took the action they did. >> joining me now foreign affairs reporter from paris is traveling with secretary kerry and as well joined by the chief national security correspondent. to you first. we know that kerry has spoken to russia's foreign minster. do we have any details about that meeting today? what has come out of it? >> he met with the minster three times, 50 with a group of others from chance, britain, germany, then later he huddled with the foreign minster and then they just wrapped up about a one-hour meeting in annest to get diplomatic track going. they wanted to sit down from britain, france and germany and try to get the process going and get the monitors on the ground. we are told tha
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Feb 28, 2014 3:00pm PST
and borders of ukraine and of international loss. >> russia warned the u.s. against getting involved. the crimea area is largely ethnic russian. they speak the russian language, not ukrainian, and the sympathies are perhaps more with moscow than kiev. >> i think i can say that interference from our western colleagues has not been helpful, and they have a certain responsibility for those dramatic consequences and also a responsibility for not following through with their agreement they themselves brought about and affixed their signatures on february 21st. >> here at home, republican senator john mccain's criticism was scalding. he sees another syria in the making where the president made a warning. this time calling russia's action a grave mistake, that he doesn't tend to back up, and maybe can't back up. mccain sees the administration as naive, and though he admits there's no military option, he feels the president invited russian aggression. >> we are seeing an intervention that is really deeply disturbing and alarming. and i don't think he thinks that the united states is going to
Mar 4, 2014 6:30am PST
to say what happened in ukraine was all a matter of american and or european indoor big international conspiratorial auction. in fact it was very much a protest movement which came from below. his memory as you quite rightly say where very frustrated with the european union and also very frustrated united states they tended to think that the americans and europeans were not only possible in some sense. encouraging other passivity in their weakness the acceleration of oppression inside inside ukraine. so the band and as you know they rallied the us and european union only at the very last minute when you're between ukrainian regime is already killing its people. very large numbers that said what's happening now is no longer just about the fate of a recluse in ukraine. it's about international principles like this but the recognition of sovereignty of like the rule of law international law generally. eros the particular commitments that are very important year for example russia along with the uk united states applies itself to recognize ukraine's territorial sovereignty when ukraine gi
Feb 28, 2014 3:00am EST
chilcote, bloomberg, kiev. >> ryan is on the phone from kiev. ukraine is seeking international monitoring of events in crimea. lawmakers have approved a resolution to seek international monitoring as well. how likely is it that what is happening in crimea really does spin out of control? is a good question. all we can set this point is what is actually happening. this all started this morning when a second group of gunmen, or armed man if you will, appeared at the airport in a city in crimea. already another group of armed men inside the regional legislature there. areas unclear who these men . subsequently, we have heard from the country's president saying that there are russian troops moving around ukraine without coordination, without coordinating with the ukraine. as you say, asking for international assistance in monitoring events in crimea. there is speculation, and i underline the word speculation, that these troops are somehow related, or these armed men are somehow related to russia. as least as far -- at least as far as evidence, these are not russian troops. just as in the case
Mar 3, 2014 2:00pm EST
in ukraine. we are convinced any internal crises must be overcome by a dialogue of forces. way and withtional respect to international obligations. and obligations on international humanitarian law. defending human rights and national minorities. -- important to avoid extremists who are trying to take the situation under their control who are using violence and open terror. it is well known who created the crisis in ukraine. the legitimate actions of the legitimate authorities, some of our partners have taken a course to support antigovernment statements. they have encouraged their participants who have moved to inressive actions of force attacking the police, stealing from warehouses, and mocking officials in the region, a crude intervention. ukrainens in western have been taken over by armed national radicals under extremist anti-russian and other slogans being used. february, almost three months after the unrest and the excesses, there was an agreement tween the president of ukraine and the opposition whereby they signed by the ministers of foreign affairs of germany, poland, and other cou
Mar 2, 2014 4:45am EST
possible to stop aggression against ukraine. we are calling for the international monitors we ask all member states of the united nations to demonstrate solidarity with the ukraine to protect the very basic principals of the united nations currently brutally violated by a permanent state, a prominent member of the security council. thank you, madam president. thank you for your attention. >> i thank the representative from ukraine for his statement and i now give the floor to members of the security council. i give the floor to the representative of the russian federation. >> thank you, madam president. first of all, i would like to thank my -- i would like to express my sympathy to you. under your presidency in just the two hours we wasted on discussing the format for this meeting, and we agreed that in an open format only three people would speak. mr. ellerson, my ukrainian colleague and the russian federation. as i understand, some of the colleagues of the security council already intend to break with this, but what can you do? there is a game without rules. i would like to thank h
Feb 28, 2014 2:00pm PST
of an international community's effort to support the stability and success of a united ukraine going forward, which is not only in the interests of the people of the ukraine and the international community but also in russia's interests. however, we are now deeply concerned by reports of military movements taken by the russian federation inside of the ukraine. russia has historic relationship with ukraine, including cultural and economic ties, and a military facility in crimea. but any violation of ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity would be deeply destabilizing, which is not in the interests of ukraine, russia or europe. it would represent a profound interference in matters that must be determined by the ukrainian people it would be a clear violation of russia's commitment to respect the independence and sovereignty and borders of ukraine. and of international laws. and just days after the world came to russia for the olympic games, it would invite the condemnation of nations around the world. and indeed, the united states will stand with the international community in affirming that
Mar 2, 2014 5:30pm PST
. international crisis surrounding ukraine benefitsified with many experts describing the situation as the greatest threat to east-west relations since the cold war. russian troops invade territory of crimea in the last hours today surrounded ukrainian mirlts. the prime minister of ukraine said that action brought the neighboring companies within what he described as a few inches of war. >> this is the red alert. this is not the threat, this is the actually the declaration of war to my country. >> after putting his troops on lie aler to stand by. secretary kerry described the russian invasion as a violation of international law and warned that the united states and its allies would punish russia economically if it does not reverse course. >> every single one of them are prepared to go to the hilt in order to isolate russia whereas to this invasion. they are prepared to put sanctions in place. they are prepared to isolate russia economically. >> in brussels, belgium, at an emergency meeting, nato secretary-general described the situation as dangerous and called on russia to pull back
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Feb 28, 2014 7:00pm EST
of the borders of the ukraine and international law. just before the world came to russia for the live bait games to invite the nations around the world but united states will stand with the international community there will be cost for military intervention. lou: officials confirmed they see evidence of air and maritime movement into crimea by forces. after they insisted the 150,000 russian troops on the ukrainian border are participating in training exercisers' that were scheduled for weeks. the ambassador to united nations said "the people who found themselves in power in the ukraine were pushing the agenda against the will of the people intimidation. cleaning though west that led to the russian military movement. >> i can say that interference has not been held true and the sudden responsibility for not following through with the agreement they the souls of fix their signatures on february 21st. lou: joining us is k.t. mcfarland and former u.s. ambassador to the united nations john bolton. the russian ambassador to the united nations did not sound like a man giving guidance to the world that
Mar 4, 2014 2:00am PST
in the midterm? >>> putin's ruble is rocked in the markets after the russian aggression in the ukraine. if international diplomacy won't work, will putin's love of money make him reconsider a border war? this is "way too early." good morning. great to have you with me. i'm thomas roberts. is tuesday, march 4th. welcome to "way too early." the show that wants to lead with rob ford every day but is experimenting about with dlat gr -- delayed gratification until he works out the tie thing. no sign of agreement or easing over russian's invasion of crimea. putin is expected to speak at any moment now. in a first swing of reaction the u.s. has ended all military relations by the kremlin. estimate that 6,000 troops in the peninsula area and ballooned to 16,000 russian troops. for all intents and purposes they control that area. ukraine's navy in crimea sang together in defiance and crews were ordered to surrender or be stormed and claims that mosco
Mar 4, 2014 4:00am EST
a process whereby ukraine's internal politics and its external relations are agreed by everyone who has an interesting. now, this position, of course, is rejected by western europe and the united states on the grounds that it compromises or qualifies in some way ukraine's sovereigncy. but getting to that position without abandoning the point of principal is probably the way through. >> you say putin goes into damage limitation exercises as soon as he's got what he wants. isn't what he wants the crimea here? he's saying that situation is going to resolve itself or is he going to remain there? is there still going to be some level of russian occupation? >> this is the sort of question, whatever the answer, egg on the face in 24 hours' time is a risk. my thought is the goal is not to simply occupy crimea. it's to put a signal that the anti-russian government in ukraine is not tolerable, especially as it came into power without being elected. ukraine is very divided. >> but to say that he doesn't want the crimea region, $50 billion of value wiped off the stock market, concerns about the rus
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Mar 1, 2014 4:00pm PST
into ukrainian territory and asks that they withdraw forces and refrain from interference elsewhere in ukraine. president obama also telling president putin, that continued military action inside ukraine would only hurt russia's standing in the international community. this comes in response to russia's decision to approval military action against that neighboring nation. the move coming less than 24 hours after president obama had warned president putin that there would be, quote, costs, consequences, if russia were to violate ukraine's sovereignty. the u.n. security council held an emergency meeting a couple of hours ago and tonight in kiev, growing fears that russia's involvement could further destabilize the country of 46 million that is already bitterly divided and struggling with a crumbling economy. the main focus is on a small region in ukraine's south that you see on the map. that area known as crimea is the country's only warm water navy. the temporary government is accusing russia of invasion. they now control key areas inside that region we showed you on the map and the whole world
Mar 3, 2014 6:00pm PST
the international community in support of ukraine and to isolate russia for the actions its taken in ukraine and we're seeing strong condemnations from the g-7 countries, nato and the individual countries around the world and that pressure which is beginning to isolate russia's already having an impact. we've seen russian financial markets dropped 13% today, the riewgle hit an all eo time low. we in coordination with partners pulled out of preparatory meetings for the next g-8 meeting supposed to take place in sochi of all places and clearly is going to have a showing impact on the trade and commercial relations russia wants with the west and the united states. so a cost is already being exacted and the president's made it clear that if russia continues on this path, there will be additional costs. >> woodruff: is that in effect saying the u.s. is prepared to let the russians stay in crimea given the historic ties? >> there's a clear choice and path -- the russians can continue to pursue the course they're on and face growing and increasing isolation and pressure or it's actually very straightforwa
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Mar 2, 2014 11:00am EST
, chuck hagel. more international people like the foreign minister from great britain visiting ukraine. more of those people coming. they see what the actual situation is on the ground. especially in those eastern and crimean parts of ukraine where the media manipulation by the russians have been really strong. >> you say no boots on the ground approach, but some people say that's really the only way. they say if you are dealing with a country now that has four neighboring nato allies, that's a huge security risk. >> absolutely. and really the problem is that mr. putin has done this repeatedly. we heard this morning by senator lindsay graham saying that in maldova part of our territory has been referred to by the russian government since 1992. in george a in 2008, we saw those two unrecognized by any other country other than russia break off states being occupied by russia now we have the situation in crimea where it's a date back to occupation. what we would like to see is diplomatic resolution to this, by absolutely as your report said the ukrainian military and the people stand at t
Mar 4, 2014 6:00pm EST
to the community is investigating the source of the explosion. >> international pressure is mounting for russia to withdraw its troops in the ukraine. >> however, a defiant vladimir putin is not backing down. stood face to face with armed ukrainian troops. the soldiers were demanding the russias vacate the air base. just before secretary of state, john kerry, arrived to show the u.s. support for ukraine's new government. >> the united states reaffirms our commitment to ukraine'ssoeverty and territorial integrity. according to international law. we condemn the russian federations active aggression. >> the obama administration is also pledging a billion dollars in loan guarantees to help you crane weather this crisis and will offer advisers to help with new elections. world financial markets and russia's currency rebounded tuesday after big drops. putin claims any sanctions will backfire. >> one step closer to eliminating jail time for people who smoke marijuana at home. today, the city council voted 10-1 to make possession of an ounce or less of pot punishable by a civil fine of $25. under the m
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to ukraine. instead of engaging the government of ukraine, and international institutions, russia ignored both and has instead acted unilaterally and militarily. it is ironic that the russian federation regularly goes out of its way to emphasize the sanctity of national borders and the sovereignty. in ukraine actions are violating the sovereignty of ukraine and pose a threat to peace and security. russia alleges various actions against and threats to know minority groups. we see no evidence of these actions yet. russia's provocative actions could push a tense situation beyond the breaking point. samantha power is the u.s. representative to the united nations. that special session to lace yesterday. the entire event is on our website. from the london telegraph, photographs from crimea. no appetite for a show of force and little leverage, the west is left with a choice of uncertain sanctions. and this tweet from bill -- president putin's move is his first step in rebuilding the soviet empire. next call is from hilo, hawaii. caller: when you have one of your experts on this subject, could yo
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talk with the international monetary fund, and they're very close to defaulting. ukraine needs international help. they're trying to get officials in place, a government in place so they can bridge this gap and make it very quick and make sure that they don't default. so they can pay their people next week. >> jennifer glass is with us from southern ukraine. secretary of state john kerry also says it would be a grave mistake for russia to embark on any kind of military intervention in ukraine. earlier today russian president vladimir putin ordered an urgent drill to test the readiness of forces in russia including the boarders of ukraine. >> we know that vladimir putin had a meeting with his security council on tuesday, in which ukraine was certainly discussed. we know on wednesday two of russia's four military districts were put on high alert. there is nothing that links this alert with what is going on in ukraine. the military analysts we've been speaking to here said this kind of military alert is not uncommon. it's been done six times since february of last year. it's somet
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, to guarantee this will not grow into a military conflict that no country, will intervene in the internal affairs of ukraine. they are the inexperienced in parliamentary politics. senior colleagues don't underestimate the task ahead. >> we count on the the operation european union, and some major powers in the the helping to dope with this. >> beyond the the crisis in the the ukraine government need thes $35 billion in international aid to keep the economy afloat. it's new ministers will be power less without it. tim friend, al jazeera, kiev. >> ukraine's prime minister is warning that the situation is so grave, they will have no alternative but to take extraordinary unpopular measures. the international fund is sending a fact finding team next week to ukraine, in response to the country's request for help. for more on that, we can talk to -- i am told that we don't have him to help us analyze the economic situation, perhaps later in the evening, for now though, in sport, a bit later we go to south africa where youngsters are being introduced to fencing to keep them off the street, that's
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>>> right now at 5:00, protesters in america sounding off on the international crisis in ukraine. the latest on diplomatic efforts overseas, and a grass roots campaign for peace starting here in the bay area. >>> plus, the bay area is drying out from the last winter storm, but the system is now pushing east causing problems in the midwest. >> how many people can get stoned and still have a great state or a great nation? >> governor jerry brown weighing in on the debate over legal marijuana and then warns of a state where too many people are stoned. >>> hello, everyone. i'm terry mcsweeney. >> and i'm diane dwyer. we begin with a developing story, the crisis in ukraine. the standoff intensified today with russia. secretary of state john kerry just announced today that he plans to visit the country's capital on tuesday to show u.s. support for ukraine, and there are protests from ukraine to san francisco. hundred of people gathered outside the russian embassy in san francisco today all calling for russian president put put to back o back off had. >> reporter: standing outside the r
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and russia continue. >>> the international community is moving quickly to try and shore up ukraine's economy. john kerry law officered $1 billion worth of help. today the e.u. say they will provide $15 billion in grants and said. >> it is designed to assist inclusive reforms for the ukrainian government. >> the ims is also in tound and will have tough conditions. it is really a measure of how seriously they take the immediate task of preventing the collapse of this economy, and it's already in a bad way. now the news today is quiet. the russians appear to be consolidating their control down there. you remember yesterday vladamir putin said they don't plan to annex that peninsula. they describe the actions down there as not only a threat to ukraine, but a threat to world piece. he also said that the ukrainian government is in touch with the russian government and they're talking. so clearly there is some diplomacy there. >>> ian. thank you. >>> a tough morning commute for many people this morning. b.a.r.t. had to shut down three stations for most of the morn. christie smith, you talk todd a l
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.driven by strong men putin and in the middle ukrain ukraine. the peninsula and international tug of war. and late today abc news tale of massive military convoy for more than an hour. 40 vehicle with russian license plate stretching for miles. devin has more. >> thank you thank you. >> on the streets of kiev american top diplomat treated like hero. symbol of u.s. solidarity in the face of cold war style russian intimidation. secretary of state john kerry paid tribute 0ukraine activist killed in last month revolutio revolution. then met with leaders of the new pro western government. from moscow russian president putin called the new regime illegitimate and liken u.s. support to rung experiment on rat. as for the russian speaking soldiers now in full control of parts of southern ukraine, putin claimed they are not his. >> really deny there were troops there. russia has been working hard to create a pre-text for being able to invade further. >>reporter: the white house calls that possibility a glaring red line. that russia already meddling in ukraine against international law. >> facts on
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Mar 1, 2014 2:00pm EST
there will be costs for any military intervention in ukraine. >> note that use of the word international community. we are seeing more responses come from that international body. we saw the e.u. come out today and say ukraine's sovereignty should be respected, also the head of n.a.t.o. the white house looking to garner support, and really isolate russia, make it the unified world body, the collective against russia. but the white house has to be very careful about what happens next. because we're essentially in a tit for tat. as the white house calculates its next move it needs to think about how it will proceed and how president putin will react. we are seeing other reactions hire in washington including from republican center john mccain, he put out a statement today expressing deep concern for russia's military intervention or potential for that military intervention. he's calling on president obama to explain exactly what costs may have to come to bear. his statement says, i call on president obama to rally our european and n.a.t.o. allies to make clear what costs russia will face for its aggress
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with the international community in affirming that there will be costs for any military intervention in ukraine. president obama had earlier said it for sure it does intervene militarily he would reconsider his trip to boston during the g eight summit. this is clearly being no legal expert relations have survived many storms in the past but this one will bring this bill into law the county line security council is meeting this saturday to discuss the situation in ukraine was happening kiev with the lawns takeover of power does not easily fit into the framework of the tassel on effect from a legal standpoint he was a power grab of course and people makes emotions take sides in college it remains hard for as long as there is no collective power in ukraine. this of all current situation where people could not agree with that it overpowered the complacency of feel left out of the political process so a lot for the un security council to discuss the us is expected to use the un charters territorial integrity principle to press moscow not drink again. well the crimean authorities will scheme all scar
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in ukraine. >> the united states will stand with the international community in affirming there will be costs for my military intervention in ukraine. >> reporter: there are reports pro russian gunmen are guarding two airports in the crimian peninsula and that russian crews are around the coastguard base. >> any violation of ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity would be deeply destablizing. >> reporter: earlier viktor yanukovych vowed to fight for his country. the fugitive president said threats against his family forced him to leave ukraine. he's now in southern russia. secretary of state john kerry spoke on the phone with his russian counterpart friday and said he made it clear to the russian foreign minister not to intervene. >> the question is whether or not what is happening now meeting crossing a line in any way and we're going to be very careful in making our judgments about that. >> reporter: the obama administration wants to focus on the political transition in ukraine's capital to help keep the country stable. craig boswell for cbs news, the state department. >> secret
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Mar 3, 2014 6:00am EST
'm stephanie sy. the crisis in ukraine has quickly spiralled into an international standoff, russian troops now control the crimea peninsula in the southern part of the country and ukraine is mobilizing military calling up reserves and asking for volunteers. this morning the foreign minister sergei fedorov says it's about defending rights and john kerry is heading to kiev on tuesday to meet with members of the interim government and british foreign minister william hague is there right now. we have live team coverage this morning and lisa stark is in washington and begin with phil who is in kiev. good morning, phil, the russians surrounding a ukrainian base in crimea and have operational control of the peninsula. what is happening now in crimea and just off shore in the black sea? >> well, stephanie, they are consolidating power on the crimea peninsula. they have surrounded a number of military bases there but we have spoken to ukrainian intelligence sources who say there are still some very strong, capable ukraine units and threats coming from the other side of the border. we have learned toda
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forecast. we'll let you know when and where to expect the showers. >>> plus the crisis in ukraine. the international community on alert after russian troops invade the country. how people here in the bay area are reacting to this developing story. this is "today in the bay." >>> and we are looking live at a pretty picture from emeryville. lots of gray there in the distance. the clouds squishing down low. still a little moisture coming out of those as well. thanks for joining us, i'm kris sanchez along with meteorologist rob mayeda. yesterday, rob, we got a little showers and really gusty winds in the south bay. >> yeah, not as windy but still have some moisture left over. good enough for light rain and showers at times this morning in the south bay and we're seeing a little of that spilling over from the santa cruz mountains. into san jose, a few sprinkles around downtown and this will be the trend for the first half of the day. we'll continue to see showers dropping in off the hilltops spilling from south to north across the bay area. the moisture from yesterday's system is being
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the state of ukraine, a severe violation of international law posing serious threat to sovereignty and territory integrity of our country and peace and stability in the cold region. the russian federation doesn't comply with its obligations as state g awe rantor as well as other members of the security council to refrain from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity of ukraine. it is dangerous challenge to the very principal of the mpt. russia officially rejected ukrainian proposal to hold immediate bay lateral con veer -- bilateral conversations between ukraine and russian federation of 1997. russian federation brutally violated the basic principals of charter of the united nations to refrain from threat or use of force against the territory integrity of political independence of any state. facing the military inter veption with ukraine -- intervention with ukraine they requested this meeting of the security council. they call upon the security council to do everything possible now to stop aggression by the russian federation bayou crane. by the ukraine. there
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that it was a violation of several international treaties and look at. at the movement of the nato ukraine commission is holding its meeting and we don't know yet what that the ukrainian representatives and will call it seemed silly to me to to draw up contingency plans to military involvement in the area and the nature and ukraine are very close ties ukraine is no demand of me too but it has and been involved in several neat summation streak something aniston or in africa and several mates the members of the stair border with ukraine south coast as they consented. but at the same time and there is not a rebate willingness to buying a two to get involved militarily simply because nobody wants an open conflict with russia. too much is at stake is saying now nate is being used is one of the diplomatic stylist to cut up preston though the pressure on iraq's had to stop attacks. and even briefly eu foreign ministers are said to me tomorrow they've been slow to react so far too slow. well that's because there's a high interest is not risking american consequence for a second look at the situation in the u
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at the military might of ukraine and russia, we'll have an international security analyst jim walsh, at the bottom of the hour, at 6:30. there's more online at we have a live blog updating the crisis in ukraine. still ahead on it's two days before fat tuesday. we'll head live to new orleans for mardi gras. plus... >> i'm stand -- stephanie stanton, the rain storms in california are on the way out. was it enough to dent the drought. >> and dreams coming true - we head to the red carpet as oscar gets ready to steal the limelight tonight. >> welcome back. after months of drought california has seen a lot of rain. it's still not enough to ease the dry spell. stephanie stanton has more. >> it is welcome rain here in this community, an hour north of the los angeles. anywhere between 1-6 inches fell. meteorologists say it's nowhere near enough to break the drought that has been plaguing california in recent years. >> a large area is at 5-25% of normal, even after the rain fall week. it puts it in perspective, and the entire area is below 50% of normal. >> the terrible thing
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of ukraine. and of international laws. just days after the world came to russia for the olympic games they would invite the combination of nations around the world. indeed, the united states will stand with the international community in affirming the cost on military intervention in ukraine. >> a mildly tough talk from the president on friday. there could be only one way for his administration to get the message out over the weekend. the sunday news talkshows. >> russia has engaged in a military act of aggression against another country. this act of aggression is completely trumped up. what has happened is that it is really 19th-century behavior in the 21st-century in violation of the u.n. charter, the helsinki final act, in violation of the 1997 ukraine russia basis agreement. i spoke to 10 of the foreign ministers of those countries most engaged. the g-8 plus some others. every single one of them are prepared to go to the hilt to isolate russia with respect to this invasion. they are prepared to put sanctions in place. they are prepared to isolate them economically. >> secretary of
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. defying calls from the international community not to intervene. over the weekend ukraine mobilize its military for a possible confrontation with russia which it previously dispatched more than six thousand troops to train me up. some even surrounded several small ukrainian military al post demanding forces there to disarm. on sunday ukraine's meeting chief defected to russia after having been appointed just ideally before. russia has also been staging military exercises involving one hundred and fifty thousand troops along its border with ukraine. see jenny and i ten years. global news updates from the annual meeting of china's parliament to the winners at the academy awards because it was heaven for poly standing by at the new center to bullets star with the latest out of beijing. will china's top political body open its ninety section in the great hall of the people on monday some party and state leaders were in attendance including present sheeting paying nearly could change the twenty two hundred deputies attending the annual session of the chinese people's critical consultant con
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to punish russia over its axis -- actions and ukraine? a bipartisan consensus that the new international norm cannot the that a country can simply invade its neighbors and lie about it without repercussion the outcome of this is going to determine our ability to rally our allies in europe to take collective action. there is a strong recognition across party lines that this is an important moment in the running for century -- 21st century. >> there is clearly reluctant to impose sanctions. what would your reaction be to american allies to say you got to get on board with this? >> we cannot extend was as in the established norm that a country can simply invade its neighbors door because they do not like some political development going on in that country. through converons and that would be felt well beyond europe -- the repercussions of that would be felt well beyond europe. i would also say that allowing this to stand, rewarding russia for taking this action, and incentivizing others in the future. it would be critical to take action. >> looking at the situation in crimea now, were effec
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cooperation with international bodies on much needed financial support for ukraine. nick childs, bbc news. >> just before we go to david stern stand anything independence square in kiev, it's just been reported from geneva that the judicial authorities say they have launched a criminal investigation into alleged money laundering into viktor yanukovych, who was ousted last friday or saturday, although he says he's still the president. they are freezing the assets of 20 ukrainian officials, including yanukovych and his son and a former ministers. let's go to david stern. david, we can see the square behind you is relatively calm of course at the moment. what view is being taken where you are about what's happening in crimea, particularly with the language from the acting interior minister? >> reporter: well, concerns are growing as the tensions rise on the crimean peninsula. they met with the new president. parliament, as you heard, has appealed to the u.n. security council to discuss the situation. they have appealed as guarantors of ukrainian territorial integrity. it should be said the n
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